The Eyebeam Residency is a prestigious award for artists engaged with technology and technologists working in the arts. With the goal of invention and social impact, residents research and develop innovative projects for up to one year in Eyebeam studios located in the heart of Bushwick. Residents receive a generous financial stipend, access to top-notch facilities as well as a dynamic and engaged community. Frequent critiques and mentorship sessions by leaders in the arts, business, and technology sectors round out the Eyebeam experience.

The next Open Call will open in early 2018, subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed. For more information check out our FAQs page.

Meet Eyebeam’s 2017/18 Trust residents:

BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships.




AMERICAN ARTIST is an interdisciplinary artist thinking about blackness, being, and resistance in the context of networked virtual life.




STEPHANIE DINKINS creates platforms for ongoing dialog about AI as it intersects race, gender, aging, the proliferation of knowledge(s) and our future histories.




DHRUV MEHROTRA is an activist and engineer who thinks about networks, power, and policy.





INFRA (Investigations, Near Futures, Research, and Art) is an organization/detective agency consisting of Ingrid Burrington and Surya Mattu.




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The Residency

Duration: up to 1 year
Start Date: November 2018
Commitment: Min. 8 hours a day, 3 days a week, during business hours
Openings: Max. 5 per year
Funding: Up to $25,000


The Residency is for those who want the time and space to completely reinvent their practice. They pursue creative research into the annual focus, and help Eyebeam redefine the meaning of technology.

Work generated by artists during their residency—whether art, research, code, or machines—are to be made open source and accessible to the public through teaching tools, open events, public repositories and online documentation.

Acceptance into the program is contingent upon applicant’s ability to commit to 3 days a week of robust professional development and group feedback participation, ideally from Tuesday through Thursday. Success of the group program is dependent on everyone being present regularly.

Thanks to our Residency Partners

These organizations support the residency program by providing resources, space and expertise.

Scatter is a team of artists, designers, technologists and producers who share the belief that emerging technology has the power to shape culture. They are dedicated to guiding the path of technology towards positive cultural impact. Scatter’s mission is to elevate new media projects – across VR, AR, MR and site-specific installations – to foster critical dialogue and evoke emotive experiences.

The LaGuardia Studio, located at 545 LaGuardia Place, provides advanced digital media services to the NYU community. Services include museum-grade digital fine art printmaking, 3D printing, 3D scanning, and project design consultation.

A/D/O is a creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn dedicated to exploring new boundaries in design. At its heart is the Design Academy, which offers a range of programming to professional designers, intended to provoke and invigorate their creative practice.